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Has anyone here used freelancer.com

Discussion in 'Programming' started by RightAngle, Apr 23, 2018.

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    I just used freelancer for the first time and in my opinion it’s ridiculous. I feel cheated, my site has been messed up for days. I keep getting the run around from freelancer and the programmer a gave the job.
    SEMrush
    Have anyone been treated unfairly by them?
     
    RightAngle, Apr 23, 2018 IP
    SEMrush
  2. phpmillion

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    Yes, I used it for several times, and my experience wasn't good...

    I think just one or two tasks were completed properly. My biggest problem was task being completed, but not meeting my specifications or had problems. In other words, freelancers didn't bother to read the documentation and/or test their product in full.

    And I selected freelancers with caution, ignoring all those Indian people who post "I can do it in 2 days" in 1 minute after I post job request. Come on, it's not even enough to time to read project's requirements in 1 minute. To sum up, that place is full of inexperienced, low-competence wannabe-programmers who don't even know what they do...
     
    phpmillion, Apr 23, 2018 IP
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    cyphix Well-Known Member

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    These freelancer sites you have to be very careful with, I know it may be tempting to pick the cheapest offer, but a lot of the time it can end up in disaster; have heard many a horror story.

    Personally I dislike freelancer.com, the interface felt horrible to me and I much preferred odesk (now upwork) and peopleperhour. But not matter the platform you have to be careful of who you hire.
     
    cyphix, May 10, 2018 IP
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    Are you looking to get a job there or are you looking for someone to do the work for you?
    I personally don't like that kind of website from both perspectives.
    I rather try and find people do to work for my directly and when i do work myself i rather that people will contact me directly.
    I have also tried using freelancer in the past and didn't like it.
     
    YYDevelop, May 29, 2018 IP
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    Most of the jobs are fake and if you accept any job by mistake they'll take there commission irrespective of you get project or no.
     
    Cherie Willis, May 29, 2018 IP
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    I can't stand Freelancer honestly. I prefer to use Upwork of Fiverr. I think I can honestly say the quality at Fiverr is either the same or above the quality on Freelancer, which is crazy to say.
     
    Vig, May 30, 2018 IP
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    Freelancer is a great site. You need to be careful about what kind of freelancer you are choosing. You get what you paid for. right? its not your fault. You trust them and at what they committed. But like any other business you have to be careful.
    I'm sorry about what you have experienced there. But there are few good programmers in real or online world now. Self-taught programmers who claim to know everything and do it in 2 days are not good.
    wish you get a better experience next time
     
    pagecoder, May 31, 2018 IP
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    SMTPBOXES Peon

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    As a freelancer (worker) I was happy between 2011 and 2014 . Then I gave up and many as me gave up as it got flooded by indians, pakistans and cheaters. They were so good in cheating that I couldn't convince the employer that I can do it. So don't look the ratings.. you'll have bad experience. Look for someone who just started up and having >95% success.
     
    SMTPBOXES, Jun 6, 2018 IP
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    Agree with you 100%... and ya, I'm Pakistani
     
    pagecoder, Jun 6, 2018 IP
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    Have a bad experience with it!
     
    Ian Murphy, Aug 31, 2018 IP
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    Not a good one
     
    Arun Kumar Soni, Sep 1, 2018 IP